32 days in Utah Itinerary

32 days in Utah Itinerary

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32 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Thunder Bay
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bluff
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Capitol Reef National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bryce
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kanab
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Park City
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Thunder Bay

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, push the limits with an extreme tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moab driving holiday planning site .

Thunder Bay, Canada to Moab is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Thunder Bay to Moab is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Thunder Bay in October, with highs in Moab at 25°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Bluff.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Mesa Arch
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park

4
nights
Bluff

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bluff: Muley Point Overlook (in Mexican Hat), Monument Valley (Photography Tours, Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., & more) and Natural Bridges National Monument (in Blanding). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site, don't miss a visit to Cow Canyon Trading Post, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Cemetery, and explore and take pictures at Moki Dugway.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bluff day trip planning website .

You can drive from Moab to Bluff in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bluff are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bluff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Muley Point Overlook, Moki Dugway, Natural Bridges National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook

4
nights
Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Venture out of the city with trips to Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area (in Escalante), Hite Marina (in Hite) and Circle Cliffs (in Boulder). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Capitol Reef National Park , take some stellar pictures from Larb Hollow Overlook, admire the landmark architecture of Fruita Schoolhouse, and head outdoors with Moonscape Overlook.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Capitol Reef National Park vacation builder .

You can drive from Bluff to Capitol Reef National Park in 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bluff in October: high temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bryce.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanksville, Circle Cliffs, Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area, Hite Marina, Factory Butte
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area ©
Calf Creek Falls Recreation Area
Cohab Canyon Trail ©
Cohab Canyon Trail

4
nights
Bryce

Bryce ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bryce: Escalante Heritage Center (in Escalante) and Highway 12 Scenic Byway (in Torrey).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce in 2.5 hours. October in Bryce sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Highway 12 Scenic Byway, Escalante Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop

4
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanab: Big Water (Paria Canyon Wilderness Area & Coyote Buttes). The adventure continues: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, walk around Jacob Hamblin Park, and appreciate the history behind Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kanab trip maker website .

You can drive from Bryce to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce in October, with highs in Kanab at 27°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Water, The Rock Stop, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Photography Tours

5
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Take a break from Zion National Park with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Springdale, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows, hike along Timber Creek Overlook Trail, take some stellar pictures from Observation Point, and admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park road trip site .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. In October in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Park City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

5
nights
Park City

Park City ©
Known globally as the home of the country's largest independent film festival, Park City finds its roots as an old silver boomtown located on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Park City's surroundings by going to Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (in Kamas), Salt Lake City (Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah State Capitol, & more) and Provo (Provo Canyon & Provo City Center Temple). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Park City travel route builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Park City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, things will get little chillier in Park City: highs are around 10°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Park City

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Salt Lake City, Provo, Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
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